New Opportunities and Achievements

Mary Kate Archibald, Richard Brown, Patrick De Roy, and Guillaume Turcotte have been named as principals at Eckler.

In the Globe and Mail, William da Silva of Aon Hewitt explained how some pension funds were doing better than others due to derisking strategies.

Heitham Hamam has been named senior manager, actuarial analysis, total rewards, at Scotiabank. He has previously worked as a senior pension consultant at Morneau Shepell and an actuarial analyst at Mercer.

The DC Plan Summit organized by Benefits Canada featured participation from several CIA members, including Ken Millard of Great-West Life and Idan Shlesinger of Morneau Shepell, who both served as moderators.

Maureen Premdas has been appointed as a partner and senior consultant in Mercer's health and benefits business in Toronto. She previously served as director of benefits and wellness at Scotiabank.

In Morneau Shepell's Vision newsletter, Fred Vettese said defined contribution pension plans would continue to play an important role in providing retirement security for many years to come.

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